Raphaël ZarkaRiding Modern Art
The French artist transforms the Museum's great hall into a unique skatepark.
Skaters and visitors can free ride on modular sculptures inspired by the geometric volumes of German mathematician Arthur Schoenflies.
From the mezzanine, visitors will appreciate the sculptural strength of the modules assembled and evoking a large park of modern sculptures.
Raphaël Zarka also shows a series of black and white photographs drawn from skateboarding magazines and representing skaters performing tricks on the modern sculptures installed in the public space.
Just like art, skate is all a matter of style.
The multifaceted artist (sculpture, painting, drawing, video, photography) is also an author renowned for his historical researches around the skateboard, his preferred method of transportation.
Curator: Pierre-Olivier Rollin
Authors of the photographs for the Riding Modern Art series : Éric Antoine, Loïc Benoit, Dave Chami, Robert Christ, Jon Coulthard, Ryan Flynn, Gaston Francisco, Matt Georges, Hendrik Herzmann, Nikwen, Tuukka Kaila, Bryce Kanights, Guillaume Langlois, Ludica, Alan Maag, Jonathan Mehring, Ian O'Connor, Patxi Pardinas, Guillaume Périmony, Alberto Polo, Leo Preisinger, Adam Sello, Bertrand Trichet, Seu Trinh, David Turakiewicz, Davy Van Laere, Marcel Veldman, Maxime Verret and Alexis Zavialoff.
A co-production with Espai d'art contemporani de Castelló (Valencia, Spain).
Within the framework of EXTRA, with the support of the French Institute and the Service of Cooperation and Cultural Action of the French Embassy in Belgium.
Raphaël Zarka is represented by Michel Rein/Paris-Brussels gallery and Luciana Brito gallery, São Paulo.